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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- An investigation is under way into a crash on Interstate 95 involving a Jacksonville Sheriff's Office patrol car and a pedestrian, according to our news partner the Florida Times Union.

The Times Union said Lt. Jimmy Ricks was traveling on I-95 northbound near 8th Street around 5:40 a.m., when he hit and killed apedestrian that was crossing the interstate.

It's not yet clear why the pedestrian was crossing the interstate or how fast Lt. Ricks was traveling.

Right now, two northbound lanes of I-95 are blocked near 8th Street due to the ongoing investigation. Drivers can take Main Street as an alternate route.

Stay with First Coast News as we continue to gather more information.